BTS’ Explosive “Dynamite” Reveals a Limit to American Acceptance

The K-pop group’s massively successful single continues the story of Asian assimilation in the U.S.

Emily Liu
Emily Liu
Oct 8, 2020 · 5 min read
Photo by Oğuz Şerbetci

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